Online PD Courses for teachers in Kentucky (KY)
(not a Kentucky teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I maintain and renew a teaching certificate in Kentucky?
The Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky, Division of Educator Licensure and Quality provides the following application process for five year certificate renewal. Teachers must complete at least three (3) years of classroom teaching during the last five-year period of the certificate OR six (6) semester hours of additional graduate credit.
According to KRS 158.070, teachers are required to earn 24 hours of PD credit every year in order to maintain their certification. Schools provide six of those hours and teachers may take online professional learning credits for the remaining 18 PD credits.
What state requirements does a teacher in KY need to meet for renewal?
RenewaTeachingLicense.com courses have been used to meet state requirements for renewing a teaching certificate in Kentucky.
- Aligns with standards and goals
- Focuses on content and pedagogy
- Occurs collaboratively
- Is facilitated by educators
- Focuses on continuous improvement
- Is on-going
You may also need to get verification from your principal, school administrator, superintendent or director. All courses include a free PD Tracker.
ConnectedPD.com has professional development, continuing education and staff development for schools.
How do I apply for a rank change in Kentucky?
Kentucky Revised Statute 161.1211 Classification of Teachers establishes the rank system for teachers:
Rank I. Those holding regular certificates and who have a master’s degree in a subject field approved by the Education Professional Standards Board or equivalent continuing education and who have earned thirty (30) semester hours of approved graduate work or equivalent continuing education; or those teachers who have met the requirements for Rank II and earned initial certification of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Rank II. Those holding regular certificates and who have a master’s degree in a subject field approved by the Education Professional Standards Board or equivalent continuing education.
Rank III. Those holding regular certificates and who have an approved four (4) year college degree or the equivalent.
How do I contact the Kentucky Department of Education?
Contact the Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Visitors accepted by appointment only 8:30AM (ET) – 4:00PM (ET) on Tuesdays & Thursdays
The information and courses listed on this page are presented as of January 1st, 2020. Please note that state licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is the responsibility of each teacher to know their licensing requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional development and licensing requirements. Professional Learning Board does not guarantee acceptance by your school, district or licensing authority.